Dean's Office Commitments
Dean's Office Commitments are financial investments made by the Dean to departments, programs, and individuals for areas of effort that directly contribute to the Dean's highest priorities.
Activities may include (but are not limited to) faculty recruitments & retentions, new or ongoing programs, capital projects, research support, or financial aid. All approved commitments are available to view, manage, and request reimbursement online through the Commitment Tracking Application.
Manage Your Commitments
To request update to a department FAU or change in budget allocation in the DGInform Department Commitments report, submit a request through Ask DO Finance.
A commitment must have sufficient budget and use the assigned FAU as shown in the Commitments for Reimbursement report.
Request New Support
Departments, Major Centers, and Institutes that report directly to the DGSOM Dean may request financial support from the Dean to fund academic and programmatic investments that maintain and enhance the DGSOM’s status of excellence.
To request new support, download and complete the Budget Template & Request Form and send completed documents to Ask DO Finance.
For additional information on the request process, view our Commitment Management Guidelines.
Guidance for Finance Managers
Request to Extend a Commitment
Departments may submit a request to extend a commitment end date to allow additional time to complete spend toward a designated purpose.
End date extension requests should be submitted at least 6 months prior to the commitment end date.
Departments may submit a request to extend a commitment expiration date to allow additional time to close out the commitment.
Expiration date extension requests should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the commitment expiration date.